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Wallace Falls Trail

Gold Bar, WA


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Wallace Falls Trail is a 5 mile (6 if you go all the way up) out and back trail located near Gold Bar, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Recent Reviews


Mount Pilchuck Trail

52 Completed 11 Reviews

We loved this hike! My husband, dog, and I tried to complete it the first time in late June and didn't reach the summit because there was a lot of snow that we were not prepared for (we relocated to WA from FL so we are still figuring out this snow thing). There is no snow now and we made it to the top. It was foggy, so the views were not great, but we know from our previous accent that the views can be amazing when there are clear skies. We have a lot more to see in the area but I know we will be back!


Mt. Pilchuck Lookout Trail

25 Completed 15 Reviews

The previous reviews of this trail are pretty accurate. My daughter and I did this hike in about 5 hrs roundtrip (3 hrs up and 2 hrs down). I would def recommend wearing proper footwear (i.e., hiking shoes or boots) as there are a lot of rocks (large and small) to content with along the way. It is pretty crowded on the weekends esp the parking lot so beware. It is a pretty strenuous hike so bring plenty of water. We ran in to several people asking if we had extra water (which we did).


Lake 22 (Twenty-two) Trail

5 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike with a very beautiful end point can't wait to do it again


Mt. Forgotten Meadows

47 Completed 14 Reviews

With all the other amazing trails to do in WA this one doesn't rank high in my list. I was expecting more from the meadows so felt like it was a lot of work for a little pay off. If you scramble, which I don't then the added distance of summiting Mt Forgotten my be worth it to you. If you take your pups, BRING WATER. There were precious few water sources for the furry children If you aren't in better than decent shape it is a harder trail with 3000' of gain in less than 4 miles. The trail itself is in ok condition. Coming down is hard on the knees with the rocks and roots. You will have a few scree fields that ill be in the sun and hot on nice days. All in all an OK hike not one I will ever do again though.


Lake 22 (Twenty-two) Trail

17 Completed 5 Reviews

Great hike...doggy loved the snow at the back of the lake. :)


Walt Bailey Trail

4 Completed 1 Reviews

We were inable to find the trailhead. We drove 4.0 miles up the forest service road, directions said 3.5 miles. sign of a trail anywhere.


Old Robe Trail

12 Completed 1 Reviews

Tricky, past the warning signs, but definitely worth the caution & effort. One of my favorite hikes, to date!


Ashland Lakes Trail
by carolyn z

13 Completed 1 Reviews

wasn't a planned location just kind of ran into the trail and ended up finding a beautiful frozen lake.


Pinnacle Lake Trail

85 Completed 50 Reviews

Sunday 8-10-2014: My wife and I hiked to Pinnacle Lake. The weather was sunny and 85 degrees. A perfect day for a hiking. We arrived at the trailhead at 10:30 am and there were 3 other cars. We hiked to Bear Lake first and were not impressed. Then we hiked to Pinnacle Lake. The bridge over Bear Creek was out of commission. But it was easy to cross Bear Creek using the log there. Then the trail became steep, rocky and rooty. After switchbacks the trail became much easier. It took us almost two hours to get to Pinnacle Lake. The lake was beautiful. There were several other people around the lake. We had lunch in the shade and started down at 1:10 pm. It took us 1 hour 40 minutes to get down.


Lake 22 (Twenty-two) Trail
by Dean Heino

20 Completed 4 Reviews

Great hike -- especially if you explore several waterfalls that are just off the trail along the way. You can catch glimpses of the falls as you are hiking up, but with a little bit of scrambling off the trail you can get to good vantage points to enjoy them much better. For much of the hike you are passing through old forest with really big cedar trees - very impressive. Much other flora along the way. The lake is beautiful - we walked all the way around it. The lake is situated in a bowl with a surrounding mountain ridge that is almost cathedral in some sections. Northwest Forest Pass required for trailhead parking.